I want to take this moment to appreciate the vast improvement that this camera offers in shooting images of my paintings. Below you will find images comparing the same painting shot with my old Nikon D80 versus this new Nikon D610.
First, I will discuss a few of the major advantages I have found that the D610 offers, for my purposes. Most importantly, the image quality if far superior with the D610. With 24 megapixel vs 10mp resolution capabilities, I immediately notice much less graininess to the D610 photos. I also immediately appreciate the more accurate color taken with this camera and lens. Also, the LCD screen on the back of the D610 camera is quite a bit larger, and also has a higher resolution, so I can more easily and quickly assess if the photos I am taking are exactly what I need. One feature the D610 offers that I look forward to using is the high resolution video capabilities. I foresee creating timelapse films of my works in progress or short how to videos. The D80 is only capable of taking still shots. If you would like to read a more detailed comparison of these two cameras let me suggest this website.
Now for the image comparison:
Rising Tide, oil on panel 34" x 54" Shot with D80
Rising Tide, oil on panel 34" x 54" Shot with D610
Rising Tide detail, oil on panel 34" x 54" Shot with D80
Rising Tide detail, oil on panel 34" x 54" Shot with D610
Again, I want to thank the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County for this wonderful opportunity. I very much appreciate the support this local institution provides for our area artists.
The Regional Artist Project Grant is funded and administered by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The program is operated in partnership with the Franklin County Arts Council, Johnston County Arts Council, Vance County Arts Council and Warren County Arts Council.